Real stories

Brain tumour: Rebekah

Rebekah was diagnosed with a brain tumour at the age of 15. Aged 20, she talks about her journey as a teenager and the challenges

Brain tumour: Alex B

Trouble playing his guitar was one thing that led Alex to seek help for what turned out to be a brain tumour. He shares his story.

Brain tumour: Tyler

Tyler was in primary school when she was diagnosed with a brain tumour – but some difficulties only became more apparent as she got older.

Road traffic accident: Mark and Ryan

In July 2013 Ryan Smith, 16, from Lincolnshire was hit by a van as he was cycling to work. Dad Mark talks about his life changing brain injury.

Road traffic accident: Alfie

At the age of 10, Alfie Russell had rehabilitation following a car accident. The following is from his speech at an event where the audience included HRH The Duke of Cambridge.

AVM: Lewis

In 2015 Lewis Houlihan suffered a brain injury as a result of an AVM. Now on work experience for The Children’s Trust, he shares his rehabilitation story.